Delicious Retro- Coconut butter cake recipe

My mum used to make this when I was a kid and after just returning from Australia and making it there I thought that i would share it with you!


Butter cake

4 oz of butter

1/3 cup of caster sugar

3 egg yolks

1 cup of flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1/2 cup of milk

Coconut meringue

3 egg whites

1/4 cup of caster sugar

1 cup of coconut (dessicated)


Oven needs to be be on 180 degrees

Cream softened butter and sugar

Add egg yolks

Slowly add sifted flour and baking powder and milk until  all added. You may need to add more milk if the batter is too thick

Place mixture in a greased baking tray that has a hole in the middle

Making sure that the electric beaters and bowl are cleaned of any trace of the butter cake mixture.  Beat the egg whites until they are hard peaks.

Slowly add the sugar to the whites until all combined. Then add the coconut until it is all incorporated into the egg whites

Then place the meringue evenly onto the butter cake mix.

Place in the oven for 30-45 minutes. when you think it is ready test with skewer. If skewer comes out clean it is ready 

Allow to cool in pan and serve warm or fully cooled. If keeping will keep up to 3 days in sealed container. 


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